BRITISH COLONIAL FACES WITH ITS PAST
Barbados, which was a part of the great empire established by England in the past, that is, a royal colony, declared its independence centuries later and gained the status of an autonomous country. Barbados, which wants to confront its colonialist England after making this great breakthrough, is preparing to make a series of moves in this regard. At the beginning of this is revenge on the British who enslaved their people and made great fortunes by cultivating their lands and causing the country to become impoverished.
Benedict Cumberbatch with renowned director Steven Spielberg at last year’s Oscars
BARBADOS DECLARES ITS INDEPENDENCE, IT HAPPENED TO BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH!
During the period when England was a great colonial empire, it colonized many African countries and gained great power by growing crops on the limited fertile lands in these countries. In particular, the British, who pioneered the establishment of sugar plantations, had the people of that country work as slaves in these fields, and they signed inhuman practices. Now the remnant members of those English families, the grandchildren still alive, could face heavy penalties. One of these names is the famous Hollywood star, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Cumberbatch has been married to theater director Sophie Hunter since 2015… The couple has three children
HE WILL FACE 300 YEARS OF FAMILY’S CRIME
In 1728, one of Cumberbatch’s ancestors, one of his great-great-grandparents, bought a plantation in the north of the island to grow sugar. The plantation was once home to more than 250 slaves and was family-run for nearly a century. The Cumberbatch family continued to increase their fortunes during this time. Following the abolition of slavery in 1834, the British government gave financial compensation to former slave owners. The slaves were freed, and the fields on which they worked hard became theirs. But the case did not end here.
Barbados wanted to become a republic in 2021 and was freed from British control. The Caribbean nation began the process of seeking financial compensation from the families of former plantation and slave owners after its declaration of independence. The country, which has established a new national compensation commission, is in the early stages of gaining approval to pursue these allegations.
THE 46-Year-Old Actor WAS PLAYING A SLAVE OWNER IN THE OSCAR MOVIE
Cumberbatch has previously referred to his family’s slave-owning background, once stating that he wanted his mother not to use his real surname as an actor. 46-year-old Dr. The Strange in the Multiverse of Madness star also revealed that this generational delinquency was part of her motivation to star in movies about slavery like Amazing Grace and 12 Years a Slave. Best year shown Film In the Oscar-winning movie 12 Years a Slave, Benedict Cumberbatch played a plantation owner, a wealthy landlord who, like his ancestors, had slaves.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s mother predicted these days many years ago and advised her son not to use his family name while acting.
THE ONLY SLAVE OWNER IS NOT HIS FAMILY
The Cumberbatch family isn’t the only high-profile British family to come under scrutiny: Conservative British Member of Parliament Richard Drax, who inherited Drax Hall, the largest plantation on the island, has also faced demands for the property to be returned to Barbados. David Denny, general secretary of the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration, told The Telegraph: “Anyone who is the descendant of white plantation owners and benefits from the slave trade, including the Cumberbatch family, should be asked to pay compensation.”
HIS FAMILY OF NOBLE ORIGIN, HE IS A DISTANCE RELATIVE OF THE OLD KING OF ENGLAND
Benedict Cumberbatch’s West Indies, BarbadosHis great-great-grandfather was Abraham Parry Cumberbatch, a wealthy slave owner in . Abraham’s son, Benedict’s great-great-grandfather, Robert William Cumberbatch, was also the British consul in Turkey and the Russian Empire. His great-grandfather, Henry Alfred Cumberbatch, was a diplomat who served as consul in Turkey and Lebanon, and his grandfather, Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, was a submarine officer in both World Wars and a prominent figure in London’s high society. The fame of Benedict Cumberbatch’s family doesn’t stop there. The famous actor, on the other hand, King III. Richard’s 16th belly distant cousin. Cumberbatch portrayed this king in The Hollow Crown, King III. She had also attended Richard III’s re-burial in 2015 and recited a poem.
The actor, who has been in numerous productions for years, remembers Dr. Etched for his role as Strange
AN ACTIVIST ACTOR GAVE THE FIGHT FOR RIGHTS
The actor, who played the famous physicist Stephen Hawking in 2004, has been working as a volunteer at numerous institutions since then and has also made large donations to these institutions related to disability rights. Member of many royal or independent charities Benedict CumberbatchHe also came to the fore with his anti-war and actions on this issue. Making a resounding statement in 2018, Benedict Cumberbatch touched upon gender inequality in show business and especially in the movie industry, and brought up the wage gap between male and female actors. The actor, whose statement received great applause, appealed to the male actors and advised the female actors in the same project to withdraw from these projects if they were offered a lower wage than them.